EAST GRAND FORKS — Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials are requesting property owners in Polk County who sustained flood damage to their private property from April 22 to present complete a damage assessment survey by no later than Friday, July 15.
Damages must be to primary homes (non-agricultural) and must be in an essential living space. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's definition of an essential living space is as follows: “a room within a home that serves the function of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and/or living room that is regularly occupied or used by one or more members of the household and requires repair to bring its functionality back to the home.”
Property owners are also requested to list any damages to privately owned driveways, roads, bridges, wells and septic tanks.
The worst of the flooding damages during this time occurred in the cities of Crookston, Fisher and East Grand Forks; however, flooding also affected many other areas throughout Polk County.
According to a news release, it has not yet been determined if federal assistance will be made available to private property owners, though people are asked to complete the survey should assistance be made available.
For more information on obtaining and submitting a private property damage assessment form, go to http://www.co.polk.mn.us/327/Emergency-Management or call 218-470-8263.